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Fraud, corruption and investigations
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Our team of investigators and forensic accountants determine facts around suspected fraud, misconduct or regulatory breaches. Our specialists also help organisations mitigate regulatory, reputational and financial risks associated with fraud, bribery and corruption.
We bring a wealth of experience from roles in corporate, consulting, regulatory and law enforcement. Coupled with our extensive experience across multiple industries and jurisdictions, we are able to deliver a comprehensive suite of investigation and risk management services.
Members of our team are trained in advanced interviewing techniques such as Scientific Content Analysis and hold relevant licences (such as the Commercial and Private Inquiry Agents licence for NSW) and certifications, including Certificate IV up to Diploma in Government Investigations.
We help clients mitigate against fraud, corruption and foreign bribery risk by conducting reviews of existing policies, procedures and the internal control and governance environment and providing recommendations on how they may be improved to bring them into line with best practice. We can also help design control and governance frameworks and all associated documentation if required.
Our specialists can also design interactive workshops for clients and their staff to identify critical fraud, corruption and foreign bribery risks. These workshops double as awareness training and provide useful insights into the key risks of the organisation.
We also provide training on investigation management, interviewing techniques and evidence collection to clients who want to upskill their in-house investigative capabilities.
Typically, our team of investigators and forensic accountants provide the following services:
We assist clients to respond quickly and discreetly to allegations of misconduct, to secure evidence in a forensically sound manner and to implement strategies to maximise the investigative outcome. We are typically engaged to conduct independent investigations into allegations of fraud, corruption, foreign bribery, bullying and harassment, theft of assets (including intellectual property) and other code of conduct breaches. Our team work with clients to ensure business continuity during the investigation and to complete the engagement in a timely and cost-effective manner.
As a group, we have extensive experience in the compilation of briefs of evidence for referral to applicable law enforcement and regulatory organisations, as well as expert reports or affidavits for civil and criminal proceedings.
Our experience includes investigating:
In addition, we are often engaged to assist and advise clients, along with legal advisers, who are the subject of actual or potential investigations by regulatory bodies including ASIC, ACCC, US Department of Justice and SEC.
Our engagements typically involve the following range of investigation services:
Licensed in New South Wales (Commercial Agent or Private Inquiry Agent (CAPI) Master Licence), Victoria (Victorian Private Security Business Licence) and Singapore (Singapore Private Investigation Licence).
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